Ferlanti v. Liggett Group


02/23/09 – 03/06/09

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The Ferlanti case was a 10-day jury trial for a plaintiff who died at age 81 of lung cancer after suffering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a result of cigarette smoking for over 55 years. The jury awarded the plaintiff $700,000 against Liggett Group (a part of Vector Tobacco and Vector Group).

This was the second "Engle" tobacco case to go to trial after a Broward County jury awarded nearly $8 million to the widow of a smoker who died from lung cancer in Hess v. RJ Reynolds.


Fault: 60%- Liggett 40%- Ferlanti
Damages Before Death: 300,000
Damages After Death: 900,000
Medical Expenses: 92,000
Funeral Expenses: 3,972

Total: 1,295,972


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